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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 11, 2010 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Furthur

So! I did it! I went! I will write about it in the morning - we just got back and I am up way past my bedtime for a Sunday night .. . You guys inspired me and at the last minute I got tickets and we went.
It was a blast. my expectations were low. It was not like seeing the Grateful Dead. True. But it well surpassed my expectations.
I gotta go to bed.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

ok, here's an impression. Guess who?

I wouldn't go to Furthur if they paid me a million dollars or if I could save world hunger by doing so

sorry, couldn't resist

They don't sound all that listening to them ( imo )but I KNOW it would be a hellva lot of fun in person. I'd go in a second if I had the chance. Plus ambitious setlists, reasonable ticket prices, and smaller venues, can't see where you can go wrong

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Well, the way I just put it to a friend, you should go, you're not going to see the Grateful Dead, they're long gone, but you're just going to see this terrific band, with some really top-tier musicians.

However, be prepared for some moments that are hauntingly, heartbreakingly like the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

hope i didnt give you the wrong idea ringo. I'm not one who's going to bag on it at all. I never listen to any of the post Jerry stuff with the exception of some of the Phil stuff from 99 - with Phish, Jorma, DNB and ALL with Kimock - but I know I'd dig it live.

I went to see " the Dead" at the gorge in 03. Because of the distance travelled and kind of a bad scen on a personal note I didnt really enjoy it at all. Then I saw the Comes A Time show in 05 ( i think it was ) and had an incredible experience. Beautiful day, back in Berkeley so it was a homecoming for me, and I went by myself and it didnt matter. It was like only the cool folks went - very little obnoxious types but it wasn't an I'm too old to have fun crowd either. And the music was excellent. The whole vibe was positive. I'd do it again in a second

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I urge you to go in the strongest terms , jots ( BTW - 6/24 ? ) .
If you have a ' touring ' emotional connection you must . Music was paramount in GD . It's a large part of what is going down here , but part . For those who toured in the 80's , get your butts out on Shakedown and add some warm vibes to the scene , strike up a conversation or two .
Support the artists as you can .
There are some great young folks who are having their face melted to this . Respect that . These folks are the future keepers of the flame . Tell some funny stories . Lord knows how many you have . And some of them are even true ! Turn 'em on to IA , have a few cd's ( that would be with the jewel case ) of ,
3 - 18 - 67
10 - 12 - 68
6 - 24 - 70
7 - 18 -76
3 - 24 - 90
or what have you . Give some positive energy out just for kicks because it's ......
Now your part of this trip .
Remember when you became a parent and you heard , ' having children is like having two childhoods ' ? Well , get ready , here is your 2nd turn . It's a powerful trip . All senses .
The music is good , probably will not be listened to often down the road ( by me ).
Sometimes it catches a wave .
Talk about phantom waves.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 13, 2010 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I'm up in AK so the chances of me seeing them are very slim. I had tickets and everything for one of those NYC shows ut my work trio got changed from NY to Nashville so no go.

Thanks for reminding me on 6/24. I listened to the acoustic set at work but i haven't had a change to listen loudly.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 13, 2010 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Too bad jots , on the NYC trip.
Give yourself an hour of alone time for the ' thrill ride ' . I'm thinking about hearing it for the first time . You are one lucky jots .
I'm green .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 7:06pm
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Testify ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:14pm
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>but I know I'd dig it live.

That's it. I'm not really going to start streaming Furthur instead of GD or JGB now ... but Bob and Phil were here last night, just a few miles from my house, you know? I had to go. They won't be back for probably a year, and none of us are getting younger.

>I went by myself and it didnt matter. It was like only the cool folks went - very little obnoxious types but it wasn't an I'm too old to have fun crowd either. And the music was excellent. The whole vibe was positive. I'd do it again in a second

One does notice some people are there alone. I had to bribe family members myself :) I don't have a single friend in driving distance who would want to see anything grateful dead-related with me.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

The scene ran a whole gamut of emotional states for me. I remember sometimes feeling really old and a little bit sad, looking around seeing all these other old people acting like twenty-somethings again. Other times I felt that young myself, lost in the good times with my friends just hanging out, taking it all in, laughing, and having a real good time. Inside the show, the mood was high, and it was truly great for me to be seeing Bobby and Phil again regardless of who they were playing with. I was easily able to enjoy what I was hearing.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

That completely sums it up.
It's such a range of ages, many people much older than me and many much younger. There were surprisingly few children, and that's kind of sad, in terms of passing this on. My son came, reluctantly, but he's 17 and seemingly too old to influence. (He found them "twangy.")

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

that's great! What were the highlights?

I was there Saturday night, favorites were golden road, viola lee blues, china > rider (this f**king KILLED), eyes > space > days between, help > slip > franklin's. all were phenomenal, and the band was even stronger than when I saw them in brooklyn on 6/26.

for a couple of old guys, weir and lesh sure do have their shit together musically. Still extremely inventive players, even if their setlists and jams aren't as spontaneous as they once were. I actually really like the rehearsed and clean feel this band has, and somehow they are still able to bring their audience to a true ecstatic frenzy. the jam between china cat sunflower and i know you rider on 7/10 was a prime example of this. my friend and i were so exhilarated we were sure it was the end of the show, only to get an eyes of the world AND help > slip > franklin's!

but yeah, i'd like to hear about the setlist and high points of sunday night. it's a total blast, isn't it?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

It was a total blast and yes they do sure have their shit together. I would have loved to catch the China Cat or Viola, but we got a St Stephen and a Morning Dew and a Brokedown Palace and an unexpected treat The Wheel, and NFA. It was hard not hear a sequence of statements there:
Wheel - this gig can't go on forever, if the thunder don't get us the lightning will. We can't go let go and we can't hold on and we can't go back and we can't stand still. But our love will not fade away. It sure won't - that was so much fun. Then Brokedown, more love than words can tell. Shit I'm turning all mush over here.

I heard that Saturday night was twice as many people! If that's true I'm glad we went Sunday. Seemed like a big crowd to me, but I don't get out much :) Shakedown street outside was a trip. It was like stepping back into 1975. This thing with the whippets cracks me up.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I'm slightly jealous - I was hoping for a St. Stephen on saturday night, it's the favorite song of the friend I brought with me. But seeing eyes of the world (probably my favorite song if I had to pick one) more than made up for it.

They performed a Brokedown encore on 6/26 and I got extremely emotional; that song means a lot to me (and a whole lot of people), especially after the recent death of a good friend of mine (she died about a week before). It was a real gift. The whole show was a gift!

And the best part of 7/10 was how into it my friend was; we are now bonded in a way that wouldn't have been possible by any other means. :)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I wrote a reply here that hasn't shown up. Sorry to hear about your friend.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:45pm
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Sorry MC

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 13, 2010 6:36am
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thanks guys

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:10pm
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The reply I lost here said that St Stephen wasn't really that great, so don't feel too bad about missing it,but Brokedown, yeah, there were tears flowing.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Saturday was crowded but the venue was very loose. It reminded me more of a west coast show than any venue I've been to in a long time. You could basically go wherever you wanted all over the Mann. My friend didn't get his ticket ripped going in to the Saturday show. I had lawn seats but got to the front row of the balcony. We weren't even touched as far as a security patdown went. I wished so hard I could have been at Sunday too, I had so much fun Saturday. And yes, China Rider was very very good, but Viola not so much.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I read (online) some things about the Saturday show that worried me - and I drove by early in the day 'cus I wasn't sure where I was going (hadn't been to the Mann in years) and the trashed parking lot kinda freaked me out. But the parking lot is not well accommodated, they opened the lot at 1 p.m. and there was like one portapotty every 5 miles, not smelling too great I can tell you.

But the actual event, I saw no problems whatsoever, it was very civilized. Plenty of gentle pot smoke on the breeze but no bad behavior that I saw. Someone tried to sell my son opium, but otherwise ... opium?? I didn't know anyone did opium nowdays, but again, I really don't get out much :)

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:49am
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The thing that bothered me most about Saturday was all the gas everywhere. Usually the cops are all over tanks but not this time. There was a competing event on Saturday that had the majority of Philadelphia's police presence elsewhere: the Greek Picnic has a worse reputation for crowd control than the Furthur scene, I think.

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Poster: orca54 Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:02pm
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Sunday night after the show was way different in the parking lot - cops were aggressive and not happy with what had gone on earlier in the lots( balloons ,etc.)Saturday was much more relaxed and much more crowded.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:36pm
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ah - well, that shows the value in *leaving* after the show :)

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 12, 2010 12:37pm
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Hey Now - Some older heads in Sactown told us nitrous had no place at the scene and we followed their advice. We avoided the gas and told our friends to do the same.

I have never heard the official explanation as to why nitrous was frowned upon by heads. Information please.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 13, 2010 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Didn't artist Bob Fried die from using nitrous oxide in a sealed closet?

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I don't think there is an official explanation, but there's some pretty common sense ones. If you've ever seen anyone pass out with a balloon in their mouth and smash their face or head on a concrete parking lot you'd understand. I suspect that's why so many of the wookies you see out there are missing teeth. Also there's big money involved with selling gas, tens of thousands of dollars in profit at stake and the tanks are really easy to procure, so there has been a history of threats, violence, payoffs, some other scary stuff associated with gas at shows. I think if you Google "Nitrous Mafia" you might find some entertaining reading.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 18, 2010 9:15pm
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Hey thanks for the tip. The Nitrous Mafia information is interesting. I've never seen such acts, but I have not attended any large festival in several years.

My old dentist in the bay area would offer gas and the CD of the patient's choice for minor procedures. Frankly I was always too afraid to bring anything really heavy.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:00pm
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I have no idea - back in the day, I don't remember it being frowned on, but I also don't remember it being such a big thing. The very loud hissing everywhere last night was downright comical. I'm not too surprised if the cops weren't pleased by this in the end, it was pretty in their faces.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

The band weren't above indulging themselves. A couple of extracts from Blair Jackson's Garcia:

"One track the band worked on that fall, Hunter and Garcia's 'What's Become of the Baby', was recorded and mixed in part on nitrous oxide, and the finished song actually has some of the character of a nitrous experience with its slow, surreal electronically treated Garcia vocal floating eerily above a ghostly wash of feedback, reverb laden gongs and other completely indistinguishable instruments."

"Another nitrous-influenced piece the group worked on around this time was called "The Barbed Wire Whipping Party," which was little more than layers of spoken and chanted phrases — "Meat, meat, meat, give me my meat, meat, meat!" — jumbled together to hallucinatory effect; sort of an audio nitrous party. Mercifully, it was left off the album when it came out many months later, but it's been in circulation among Grateful Dead tape collectors for many years."

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Raven Space in this regard ("More nitrous ..."):

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-04-19.mtx.tobin.89314.sbeok.flac16

Ringo, I'm glad you got to go; I'm so envious of you and the others who did! I've been trying to perform all sorts of contortions to get to a show, and something always got in the way, boo hoo. They're not coming to my 'hood, but Philly would have been a doable drive, and we almost managed it Sunday ... then something came up. Same thing happened for Coney Island (also not my area, but doable). The stars are not aligning for me :-(

I must say, though, that it really says something about the strength of this lineup that semi-oldsters like myself (I refuse to be considered an oldster quite yet!) -- folks who have, ya know, lives and all -- actually consider traveling for shows. I wouldn't travel for Ratdog ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:11pm
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Traveling to shows is not very likely for me at this point, my life is just too complicated, between job and teenager and ailing parents and husband who has his own interests (not into the Dead, though he will come along to appease me if it's not too inconvenient, and I have to attend/tolerate his amateur astronomy gatherings; arrgggh), not to mention he also travels for his job. I don't often travel but my job is very demanding (though you wouldn't have known it to see me today).

That was partly what was so bittersweet about this; I had to remind myself that this was just one rare occasion unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

But maybe if they come to Philly next year we could consider meeting up, Althea.

Ok,I'm starting to calm down, finally.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:24pm
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Well, in the very near future, traveling for shows is going to be a reeeeaaaaally long travel. I'm in the midst of an overseas move, and am actually sitting here in the midst of chaos listening to a nice Dark Star (something for your amateur astronomer husband?) while compiling my phone list, checking the master list of What To Do Next, and generally trying to avoid looking at the remaining clutter. Not that I'd change what I'm doing, but I am sad not to have gotten to a show when who knows if I'll have another chance ... and it would have been cool to take my possibly-still-influencable kid ... well, there's always internet streaming. The world has gotten way smaller!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:35pm
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Just surround him with it, I think you said he's 14 or 15? It's not too late, this changes a couple of years later ... mine is scornful. He's Holden Caulfield at the moment, god, let it pass soon.

I'm still fascinated by the deadheads 20 years younger than me, who grew up going to shows. I'm actually just plain envious of them.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:43pm
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Yeah, kiddo is at a friend's now, but he'd like this Dark Star cuz it's jazzy. And he's starting to say he wants to learn drums. The GD are OK with him now; hopefully he'll stay that way, at least a bit ... Good luck with Holden, LOL. If we'd gone on Sunday, it would probably have been with friends whose kid is great, but is in stage where he seldom finds things he actually LIKES. So I could envision a lot of "are they done yet?" Maybe it's just as well we didn't go :-)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:44pm
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You better get all you can AR , not just a little bit . Unless you don't mind a lot of overseas mileage .
Nothing Lasts - Prankster mantra [ as if I need to tell you that ;) ]

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 13, 2010 5:16am
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Yeah, well, tell that to the folks who put together the Furthur schedule. Somehow they failed to consult me. I can't imagine how they made that oversight!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 13, 2010 5:26am
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Come on , you urged Ring on . It's your turn .
How about 7 - 30 ? Last show of EC tour ? Not a hard place to get to . Check out the line up for that Friday ( Gathering of the Vibes ) Quick in and out of NYC , and bam , your there . If you can write so eloquently , you can presaude whomever you need to , that this is essential - your leaving after all on the big plane . Come on AR . I'll have to try and get my wife to come on and give you pep talk .
BK is core four , btw . I was unable to join you and the 'smith yesterday .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 13, 2010 6:03am
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I'll be having a different kind of entertainment on that particular day. Unloading luggage, kid, dog etc in a third world airport.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 13, 2010 10:09am
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I had to dash out before I mentioned this, but incidentally, Micah, the Dark Star I mentioned was from the link you posted to 8/27/72 in reference to BK's core-hood or lack thereof. You'd mentioned the Bird Song. Great stuff, and on the say-so of you and Rob, I'm making a concerted effort to hear how BK's drumming is so key to the sound as to be irreplaceable ... I have to say I still don't get it, in the sense that, yeah, he's great and doing neat stuff, but so does Mickey and so do the keyboard players, without apparently being Core. (OK, keyboard players is a long discussion, but you know what I mean!)

However, I have a sneaky plan here, in response to what Ringo said about influencing the next generation. I'll ask my son to tell me what HE hears BK doing in that song that's supposedly so darned important, but I'm too dense to get. After all, he said he wants to learn drumming (and he does shush me during drumz, which is promising!) That way he can associate listening to GD with telling his mom she's utterly ignorant. Always a good thing for a 14-year-old :-)



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 13, 2010 7:11pm
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AR , too be cont. No BK , no GD
To hear BK w/ JG , look for JGB shows from 12 - 17 - 81 through 9 - 7 - 82 . BK was the only drummer

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 13, 2010 6:48pm
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I missed this; your plan is brilliant.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:00am
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All that hissing, coming out of the show you could hear it a mile away. I didn't see a single cop.

We were sitting, before the show, outside under those statues in the traffic circle, one of them is the "Apostle of Temperance" and there were lots of amused comments on the inappropriateness of the Apostle of Temperance for this crowd.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 12, 2010 11:56am
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I had some woman come up to me and point at the center statue and say "dude, is that a wizard?" I thought about giving her the tale about the statues, and but thought better about it and said "right on".

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:41am
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Highlights - very quickly - round the middle of the second set things really got moving. Prior to which my teenager was asserting that these guys are old and can't play. Not so!!

With Let it Grow things took off. Morning Dew nearly had me in tears. And then, it went on and on and it really was like seeing the Grateful Dead.

I gotta go, annoying co-workers expect me to interact with them.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 12, 2010 7:45am
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BTW, this show (7/11/10) is currently playing on GDradio.net, if any are interested in hearing it...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 8:26am
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That Mountains of the Moon sounds better to me on a second listen. Lacking in pizzazz admittedly but smooth and sweet.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 8:06am
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Thanks! As I said, second set much better than the first, IMO.

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Poster: StevefromPA Date: Jul 13, 2010 9:27am
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I too was not sure if this band would do it for me - heard some great reports from my brother when he saw them in Florida, but when tix went on sale for the Mann, I kinda let it pass - But at the 11th hour, a friend came through with a couple of extras, so off we went - Let me say first and foremost, these guys still play the hell out of the music. The jams were taken in very unique and interesting spaces -I liked the single drummer, quite the Molo type monster. I was surprised to see two extra back-up singers, and they gave the vocals a fuller and different sound - not too shabby. The setlist rocked, except for Weir and his "vocal styling" on Days Between (his unique delivery works well on tunes like Desolation Row, but not on a tune like Days Between, which needs to be actually sung)-Overall, very surprised and impressed by these guys - no, it's not the Grateful Dead, but it is Grateful Dead music, which deserves and demands to be played and heard - my only real complaint was the hassle my friends and I got near the beer tent on the lawn by Mann Center "security" who hassled us for supposedly smokin' up, threatening to "escort us out", then one of them told me to give him money to let us stay...WTF?? What kind of shakedown extortion is this? Did this happen to anyone else? I'm sure the Mann Center would be very interested in what their "security" people are doing.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 13, 2010 12:04pm
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Do it today . That is unacceptable . Contact the band as well . It just my be you , but then again , maybe not .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 13, 2010 11:09am
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I guess you were there Saturday. I'm surprised to hear that about Mann security, you should report them.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 13, 2010 7:32pm
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I just can't figure out how the girl got her dog into the show Saturday night.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 14, 2010 5:08am
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LOL, isn't it obvious? Security folks were taking bribes.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2010 7:20am
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Hey , it's 9:15 in the morning .
We want to know
We want to know

Are we , shall we say , a tad ... creaky this morning ?
Them not so old bones talking to you a bit ?
:)


edit - all things Phil , and last night's set list

http://www.philzone.com/

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:33am
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Yeah, it's 9ish and I got home at 1 a.m. I am a very old lady. Not as old as Bob though. IMO Bob does not look so great. I'm used to Phil looking old, but Bobby looking old kind of shook me up.

Yes I am a bit creaky. I will write more when I can get some of this annoying work off my desk. Ah, rock and roll ...

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:51am
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Bob would look 15 years younger without that beard! He seems physically in good shape though. The only time he smiled during the Ottawa show was when he blew the lyrics to Truckin' :)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 10:03am
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It was bothering me looking at all the veins bulging in his forearms. Sorry to be gross. And he had such a look of concentration and inwardness, for the whole first set it felt like it was hard for him. That was depressing.

We had lawn tickets but midway through we moved down much closer 'cus there were plenty of empty seats. Then we could watch the actual performers instead of ogling Bob's every bead of sweat and every twitch of the eyebrow on the big screen. Then Bob didn't look so old :) Actually by NFA he didn't look old at all -it's playing right now and I'm having a hard time not dancing around my office, which my co-workers find strange ...
Not fade away!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

There was a guy walking around with a sign that said "Jerry would love this band." Just walking around showing it to people. That seemed sad.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Jul 12, 2010 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

AWESOME !!! I was there saturday night, but not last night. I can't wait to hear all about it. So glad you decided to go.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2010 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Yeah, it was awesome - you get credit for shaking me up to go :) We had a great time. Our love has not faded away. will write more in a bit.